Discovery Museum - Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Discovery Museum - Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4JA
England

Website

www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery

E-mail

discovery@twmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

Enquiries

0191 232 6789

Textphone users

18001 0191 232 6789

Fax

0191 230 2614

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Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area's renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the ages and military history. The museum is bursting with interactive displays, which makes it the perfect place to learn and have fun.

Explore Newcastle's past from Romans to the present day; Tyneside inventions that changed the world; a fun approach to science and take a walk through fashion. Discover a great day out all under one roof!

There is also a wet-play gallery specifically designed for the under sevens.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Opening hours Mon-Fri 10-4
Sat 10-5
Sun 2-5


Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Discovery Museum has the following facilities for visitors:
Lift available
Accessible toilets
Male and female toilet facilities
Assistance available if required
Facilities for Deaf people and hard of hearing
Facilities for Blind people and partially sighted
Assistance and Guide dogs admitted
Baby changing facilities
Gift shop
Hot and cold meals
Hot and cold drinks
Teachers' Packs
Worksheets for groups
Under 7 year old resources: soft play and Playtyne Gallery

Discovery Museum houses the finest collections of scientific and technical material outside London and keeps important collections of maritime history, social history, regimental militaria and costume.

For more than two centuries developments in science, technology and industry which were pioneered or became established in Tyne & Wear had a powerful influence world-wide. Such influence is, arguably, unsurpassed by that of any other region of comparable size and population.
Examples of world 'firsts' include Charles Parson's 'Turbinia', the first vessel to be powered by steam turbine, and Joseph Swan's historic lightbulbs.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Science and Technology, Maritime, Industry, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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Toon Times Challenges

  • 17 May 2014 7-11pm

Whatever floats your boat, come along to Games Central at Discovery Museum where you’ll find plenty of ball games. Inspired by the Toon Times exhibition, currently on display at Discovery, take part in team challenges, one on one competition, treasure hunts and more.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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